Monday, June 27, 2016

MLB Recap: Cleveland Indians (8) vs. Atlanta Braves (3) - 6/27/2016

MLB Recap: Cleveland Indians (8) vs. Atlanta Braves (3) - Date: 6/27/2016 Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, Trevor Bauer gave up two runs in six innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Monday night for their 10th straight win. Jason Kipnis added a homer in the ninth. Sports Picks. The AL Central-leading Indians extended the majors' longest winning streak of the season. It is Cleveland's longest streak since closing the 2013 regular season with 10 straight wins. Free MLB Baseball Picks. The Indians have outscored opponents 68-21 and have hit 21 homers, including 10 in their last three games, during the streak. Gambling Profit. The Indians had 14 hits as they scored at least six runs for the seventh stra ight game. Mike Napoli drove in a run with three hits. Chisenhall's homer in the fourth inning off Tyrell Jenkins (0-1) broke a 1-1 tie. Jenkins relieved rookie right-hander John Gant, who left the game in the third inning with a left oblique strain. Gant grabbed his left side near his ribs after throwing a pitch to Bauer with no outs in the third. Assistant trainer Jim Lovell and interim manager Brian Snitker joined Gant on the mound. Gant left with Lovell after throwing a warm-up pitch. Profitable MLB Baseball Handicappers. The Braves said Gant's status will be evaluated Tuesday. Handicappers Watchdog. Tyler Flowers led off the fourth with a homer, one of five hits allowed by Bauer (6-2). MLB Baseball Handicappers. The Indians took a first-inning lead when Fra ncisco Lindor hit a two-out double and scored on Napoli's single. Cleveland scored two runs off Ian Krol in the eighth. Jose Ramirez drove in Napoli with a single and scored on Tyler Naquin's double. Home plate umpire Jerry Layne left the game in the bottom of the eighth after he was hit by a foul tip from Nick Markakis. There was a delay while Hunter Wendelstedt, who had been the second base umpire, put on the gear to complete the game behind the plate. Layne was staggered by the foul tip, which appeared to hit the right side of his head beyond the area covered by his mask. He stepped back and grabbed Cleveland catcher Chris Gimenez's arm to keep from falling. Lovell escorted Layne from the field. YOUNG HEATRight-hander Mauricio Cabrera, 22, allowed one hit in the seventh inning in his major league debut after he was recalled from Double-A Mississippi. Right-hander Alexi Ogando was designated for assignment. Snitker said Cabrera's fastball was regularly time d at 99 to 101 mph at Mississippi, where he was 3-3 with a 3.21 ERA and four saves in 25 games. TRAINER'S ROOMBraves: IF Gordon Beckham (strained left hamstring) began his rehab assignment Monday with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate and could return in a week. He has been out since June 2 with his second DL stint for a left hamstring injury. He has started at second base, shortstop and third base this season and was hitting .284 with two homers and 16 RBIs. UP NEXTIndians: RHP Corey Kluber (7-7, 3.59 ERA) will be making his first start in seven days when he faces the Braves on Tuesday night. Braves: RHP Matt Wisler (3-7, 4.22), who has a 7.59 ERA in four June starts, will make his first start against the Indians. Despite the rough month, Wisler is tied with Julio Teheran for the team lead with 10 quality starts.